Kenneth Cullins, Fire Chief - I was born and raised in Rockwall, and I’ve served this community as a volunteer/part-time firefighter for more than 28 years. Additionally, I joined the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department as a career firefighter in 1995. During my time in Dallas I served as a Paramedic, Driver/Engineer, Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief and as a Deputy Chief prior to assuming my current role as the Fire Chief.

I graduated from Rockwall High School in 1989 and went on to graduate from Texas A&M University in 1993. I currently live in Rockwall with my wife and 2 daughters. I enjoy lots of different outdoor activities and spending time with my family.

Brett Merritt, Assistant Chief - I am a lifelong resident of the City of Rockwall. I graduated from Rockwall High School and also hold a BBA  from the former Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos Texas. I am married and the proud father of two beautiful daughters, Callie and Cale.  I joined the Rockwall Fire Department as a volunteer in October 1988 and served in that capacity until October 2003 at which time I became a full time Lieutenant with the department. The Rockwall Fire Department is a way of life in my family. My Dad retired from the department with 41 years of service as a volunteer and I have two brothers who have also been with the department for over 50 years combined.

Monty Gibson, Captain “A” shift - Captain Gibson began his fire service career with the University Park Fire Department in 1989.  During his career with the UPFD,  he served as firefighter/paramedic, driver, captain, and retired as a Battalion Chief in 2009.   Captain Gibson began serving the citizens of Rockwall in 1991 as a volunteer firefighter.  He served in that capacity until 2009, becoming a full-time employee for Rockwall the same year.  Captain Gibson is a graduate of Greenville Texas High School (1981), Ouachita Baptist University (Bachelor of Science in Education 1986), and Collin County Community College (Associate degree in Fire Protection Technology 2002).   He is a master firefighter and certified Paramedic.  Captain Gibson may be reached at (972) 771-7770 or by email at

Gregory Givens, Captain “B” shift
- Captain Givens began his Firefighting career with the Rockwall Fire Department in 1988 as a Volunteer Firefighter. He worked in this capacity for 22 years. In August of 2009 Captain Givens began as a fulltime employee with the City of Rockwall in the position of Captain of “B” shift. Captain Givens holds his Advanced Firefighter Certification, EMT-B Certification, as well as licensed Peace Officer. Captain Givens holds certification as an Arson Investigator, Fire Service Officer II, Wildland Firefighter, Instructor II, and Hazards Materials Technician.  Captain Givens can be reached at (972) 771-7770 or by email at

Lewis Johnson, Captain “C” shift - Captain Johnson started his career as a firefighter in 2003 with the Grand Prairie Fire department as a Firefighter/Paramedic.   Lewis became a volunteer with the Rockwall Fire department in 2008.  Captain Johnson was given the opportunity in 2009 to become a full time Driver/operator with the Rockwall Fire Department and promoted to Captain of C shift in December of 2014.  Lewis went to the fire academy in 1997 at Collin County College and holds the following Certifications: Advanced structural Firefighter, Fire officer II, instructor II, Swift water Technician, and Paramedic.  Captain Johnson can be reached at (972) 771-7770 or by email at

Please contact us at the e-mail addresses listed on our contact page
or call our main number at station #1, (972) 771-7770.


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